Mathematical Physics Group

Welcome to the web pages of the Mathematical Physics Group. We are part of the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford, and are located on the first floor of the north wing of the Andrew Wiles Building on Woodstock Road: click here for a map.

The group's research is centred around gauge and gravity theories with an emphasis on their quantum field theories. There is also a subgroup working on quantum computation and cryptography and another on random matrix theory. Much of our research is connected in one way or another with string theory; see the string theory pages for a unified view of this group, which includes people in the Theoretical Physics Group in the Department of Physics in addition to the Mathematical Institute. This includes Calabi-Yau manifolds and related heterotic geometry, AdS/CFT, twistor theory & scattering amplitudes and Random Matrix theory.  Much of the work of the group impacts on mathematics as well as physics, and we enjoy close relations with the Geometry Group in the Mathematical Institute. More detailed descriptions of our Research Areas may be found by exploring the panel on the left. The specific research interests of individual members are contained in their department profiles, which can be accessed from our Members page.